Australian drone drone company DroneShield has signed a contract with the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate to research technology to mitigate drone detection.
The project deploys its DroneSentry and DroneSentry-C2 systems and uses RF, radar, infrared and acoustic sensors to detect, classify, identify and track rogue drones.
DroneSentry is a modular system that uses artificial intelligence-based RF detection, remote sensing, and advanced multi-sensor data fusion capabilities, while DroneSentry-C2 provides end users with what a DroneShield spokesperson calls “an interoperable common operational picture for the counter-UAS” mission . “
DroneSentry-C2 combines DroneSentry’s sensor technology with an intuitive, enterprise-level visual platform that enables users to easily provide full detection and threat assessment functionality [drones] for your critical infrastructure and basic protection needs. “
“We are pleased to be working closely with DHS S&T under this cooperation agreement to support end-users in their agency and sub-agency partners,” said CEO Oleg Vornik. “Our DroneSentry solution is at the forefront of counter-UAS in fixed locations, and partnerships like this allow us to make further advances that are most relevant to the end users and the mission we serve.”
In addition to its cooperation agreement with DHS, DroneShield recently announced the US military standards version of the DroneSentry-C2 software platform. DroneSentry recently supported a US Army Defense in Depth Exercise and DroneShield’s dismantled and assembled C-sUAS solutions.
The agreement signals the Australian company’s continued US market growth. Recently, DroneShield worked with visual sensor company Trakka Systems to develop an improved drone detection product known as TIPS-C. TIPS-C is mounted on a mobile platform and offers a covert counter-drone solution for the early detection and neutralization of rogue drones.
“The TIPS-C leverages and enhances Trakka’s TrakkaCam and DroneShield RadarZero sensors, as well as DroneOptID optical AI / ML software, which are effectively combined to create an exceptional drone detection and tracking system with common video capabilities – Taking of evidence, “says a press release from the company.
In January, Trakka Systems and DroneShield executives met with the Tampa Police Department’s special operations chief pilot, five members of the TPD Special Ops Groups and a tech liaison with the FBI to demonstrate TIPS-C at the Tampa Police Training Facility.
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